Education Empowers


Darin believed education was a key to winning the war on terrorism. We cannot continue his work in Afghanistan, but we can carry on his mission of education in our community.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Scholarship Recipients


Two graduating seniors from Calloway County High School were awarded J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarships of $1500 each.

Jacob Bellah will be attending Murray State University in the fall where he plans to study equine science. His long term goal is to become a human and equine chiropractor.

Casey Archy plans to use his scholarship toward the study of meteorology at Western University.
Both young men were outstanding students at Calloway County High School. 

The CCHS Class of ’86 wish them well as they continue their education.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The First Recipient to Graduate


Congratulations to one of the first recipients of the CCHS class of ‘86  J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarships. Marco O’Bryan is a 2018 graduate of Murray State University with a major in Engineering Physics and minors in Occupational Health and Safety and Mathematics. Calloway County High School class of ‘86 and the scholarship committee wishes Marco much success as he continues his education with an internship with Kayser Automotive.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scholarships Awarded to Three Outstanding Seniors

Three J.Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarships were awarded to outstanding Calloway County Seniors. Receiving $1000 each were Lindsay Wagner, Lauren Wagner and Griffen Sheridan.  

Lindsay Wagner has exhibited leadership, service and academic excellence throughout her high school career. She plans to attend Murray State University, majoring in Exercise Science, eventually becoming an occupational therapist.

Dedicated to her community and school, Lauren Wagner will use her leadership, service and academic skills to pursue a career in speech and language pathology. She will begin her studies at Murray State University in the fall.

We were especially pleased to award a scholarship to the son of Darin’s former classmate, Marty Sheridan. Griffen Sheridan has demonstrated academic, service and leadership in the classroom and the community. He will attend Murray State University with plans to obtain a degree in Occupational Safety and Health.


Congratulations to the 2017 J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship recipients. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Update from 2014 Scholarship Recipient - Marco O'Bryan


"College is going really well. I am still studying Engineering Physics and have recently added a Mathematics and OSHA minor. I am excited to see where this path is going to take me."

Marco O'Bryan


The scholarship board is proud of the progress Marco is making and will continue to be a support to all recipients of the J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship.

There have been six total scholarship recipients since the awards began three years ago. Those recipients are:

1. Marco O'Bryan
2. Courtney Martin
3. Logan Fry
4. Audree Harper
5. Andrea McCormack
6. Taylor Crouch


Monday, August 1, 2016

2016 Scholarship Recipient

The 2016 recipient of the J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship is Taylor Michelle-Lynne Crouch from Almo, KY. With a 4.0 GPA, Miss Crouch graduated at the top of her class at Calloway County High School. In addition to being an honor student, she played soccer, participated in BETA club and Spanish club, was advertising manager for the school paper and chaired the Community Service committee for the student council. When not busy with studies and school activities, she worked with Special Olympics, the school Needline and UNICEF drives, participates in 4H and is a member of the Calloway County Fair Board.
Taylor will attend Murray State University this fall where she will study nursing and eventually plans to be a CRNA (Certified Register Nurse Anesthetist.) 
Congratulations to Taylor, we will look forward to following her throughout her college career and to the day when she will sign her name, Taylor Michelle-Lynne Crouch, RN, CRNA.